Hyacinth Macaw

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Two toes point forward and two toes points backward, allowing the hyacinth macaw to maintain a secure grip on a tree branch. The hyacinth macaw’s strong, hooked beak is designed for cracking open nuts, a favorite of which is the oil palm nut.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
pronunciationPronunciation: muh-KAW
lengthLength: 3 ft
weightWeight: 3 to 4 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 24 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest and savanna
dietDiet: Nuts and fruit
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)